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Poster: Ganbachi Date: Jan 9, 2009 2:03am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: And another Invisible Man

http://www.archive.org/details/InvisibleMan-TheLockedRoom1958

Enjoy!

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Poster: quigs Date: Jan 10, 2009 1:20pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: And another Invisible Man

Hey Ganbachi, who was Peter Brady in the series The Invisble Man?

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Poster: veblen Date: Jan 10, 2009 2:08pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: And another Invisible Man

hey quigs,

don't mean to steal this from Ganbachi but I was interested in finding the answer as well...the below is from that wiki place...very interesting:

"In the unaired pilot episode, Canadian actor Robert Beatty provided the voice for the Invisible Man. After Ralph Smart (1908-2001), the creator, saw the pilot, he realised that he could not use it. The bandaged hero could be seen bumping into doors and scenery and the strings which animated moving objects could be seen in a number of scenes. This pilot was never transmitted but plot elements from it were used in 'Secret Experiment,' 'Picnic With Death' and 'Bank Raid' (it is included in its entirety on the Network DVD release of the series).

A second pilot episode was made featuring Doctor Peter Brady (whose face you do not see) who is unwittingly subjected to radiation and turns invisible. While Brady searches for a cure, he also acts as an agent for the British intelligence services. In the earlier episodes, the public does not know that Brady is invisible, and he wears bandages when he appears in public but the episode 'Behind the Mask' had a foreign industrialist with influence discover the truth, and Brady's foiling his attempted assassination of his country's new ruler caused the scientist to act invisibly at a public function. Subsequently, in 'Picnic with Death,' a motoring accident fully exposed him, to the point that he was besieged by the Press. These same bandages Brady uses when out in public helped fugitive convict Joe Green (played by Dermot Walsh, in the episode 'Jailbreak') to escape the police when they thought he was Brady.

The invisible man himself was uncredited, but Johnny Scripps played Dr. Brady without the bandages but otherwise dressed. A midget, he was able to see through button holes in Brady's coat. Tim Turner provided his voice, although the actor who would be covered from head to toe by bandages and clothing remains unknown. Turner himself appeared visibly in the 'Man In Disguise' episode, though on this occasion he played a villain with a foreign accent. Among the writers recruited for the show were Ian Stuart Black, Michael Pertwee and Tony O'Grady who was better known as Brian Clemens when he later wrote for The Avengers, The Protectors and The Baron TV series. Puppeteer Jack Whitehead (who had earlier worked on Muffin the Mule) was called in to provide the brilliant special effects of the show, like cigarettes smoking while hanging in the air, wine being drunk by an invisible drinker and such."


link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Invisible_Man_(1958_TV_series)

This post was modified by veblen on 2009-01-10 22:08:03

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Poster: quigs Date: Jan 10, 2009 5:03pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: And another Invisible Man

That's is truly amazing.

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Poster: veblen Date: Jan 10, 2009 5:23pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: And another Invisible Man

I must agree with you quigs, that is an interesting story to say the least...I am looking forward to watching some of the episodes with this info in mind...

so I am watching the mascot for the umpteenth time, and if you have never seen it, check it out for something truly amazing:

http://www.archive.org/details/nonemascot

Starevitch was a genius...

btw: there are other versions available but this is suppose to be the full version...the version that I dl'ed is a few minutes shorter...

ENJOY!!!

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Poster: quigs Date: Jan 10, 2009 10:19pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: And another Invisible Man

I twas interesting. I bet Ray Harryhausen was influenced by him as well as George Pal.

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Poster: veblen Date: Jan 10, 2009 10:25pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: And another Invisible Man

yes, it is some good video...the dog swinging in the car window is classic, not to mention the devil's ball and some of the other scenes...

thanks for introducing me to Ray Harryhausen (king kong) and George Pal (puppetoons). I have seen their work but never really new their names.

I am going to do some additional research, but I would think that they were influenced by Starewicz.

here is a Starewicz site listing all of his films:
http://www.awn.com/heaven_and_hell/STARE/stare1.htm

I really want to see some of his other films such as: the tale of the fox; frogland and the nose to the wind.

so I just watched the secret experiment and the crisis in the desert; and the invisible man is some good tv...suffice it to say, it holds up pretty well after fifty years...
time for behind the mask...

btw: I would never have figured out the little man as peter brady...

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Poster: quigs Date: Jan 9, 2009 3:32pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: And another Invisible Man

Hey Ganbachi, after watching the 4 episodes you put up; who played the Invisble Man? His face was intentionly turned away from the camera but somehow through the years, didn't information leak out who the actor was?

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Poster: quigs Date: Jan 10, 2009 5:06pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: And another Invisible Man

Any more out there?

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Poster: Jeice_The_Cuddly_Warrior Date: Jan 9, 2009 2:22am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: And another Invisible Man

I'll give it 5 stars after I watch it.